If my son’s uncle is an attorney that is in charge of his Trust, can he threaten to deny him his dad’s money to force him to attend family events?

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If my son’s uncle is an attorney that is in charge of his Trust, can he threaten to deny him his dad’s money to force him to attend family events?

Asked on June 18, 2014 under Estate Planning, Minnesota

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Sounds like your son's Uncle may be over reaching in his powers as Trustee.  But the terms of the trust will govern the Trustee's actions.  Does your son have a copy of the Trust document? Is there a provision that states he is to attend family functions?  Some people like to control others even from the grave so it is not unheard of that this provision exists.  But if it does not then maybe your son should consider speaking with an attorney about having the Trustee removed. Good luck.


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